Cincinnati, Ohio - Facts & Figures
Cincinnati, OH was established in 1788 on the north bank of the Ohio River, near the Ohio/Kentucky border, and close to Indiana. The metropolitan area in Cincinnati is the largest in population in the state. Early in its history, Cincinnati was the first boomtown in the middle of the country to rival the coastal towns in both population and affluency. It is sometimes called the first American City because it was the first major inland city in the United States. Today, Cincinnati is known for historic architecture, for example, the world's largest collection of Italian architecture is downtown and rivals those of NYC and Venice. Music Hall, the Cincinnati hotel, and the Shillito Department Store further illustrate this point, and had at one point earned the city the moniker "Paris of America," because of its beautiful buildings. Nine Fortune 500 company headquarters and fifteen Fortune 1000 company headquarters operations are located in the Cincinnati area. They even have three Fortune Global 500 companies adding to their economy. Cincinnati's largest employer is the University of Cincinnati, and Kroger is number two.
- Population: 296223
- Industries: Health care; Educational services; Accommodation and food services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Finance and insurance; Administrative and support and waste management services; Construction; Public administration; Social assistance; Chemicals
- Area Codes: 513, 283
- Zip Codes: 45245, 45202, 45203, 45204, 45205, 45206, 45207, 45208, 45209, 45211
- Surrounding Cities: Chicago, IL; St. Bernard, OH; Dayton, KY; Bellevue, KY; Norwood, OH; Newport, KY; Elmwood Place, OH; Woodlawn, KY; Ludlow, KY